The Bodhicaryavatara, The

A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening

By Santideva

Translator: Kate Crosby , Andrew Skilton

Format: Hardback

Written in India in the early 8th century, this book is one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist spiritual path. This edition is a new translation from the original language, with detailed annotations and technical references.

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Windhorse Publications

Windhorse Publications is a Buddhist charitable company based in the UK. They seek to produce accessible and relevant books of high quality for all those interested in Buddhism at whatever level. They are the main publisher of Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. They seek to draw on the whole range of the Buddhist tradition, including translations of traditional texts, commentaries, biographies of Buddhists, and works on meditation.

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Written in India in the early 8th century AD, Santideva's "Bodhicaryavatara" is one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist spiritual path. It is an expression of Asian spiritual and philosophical thought and has shaped the development of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. In the "Bodhicaryavatara", the reader will find the basis for Buddhist teachings of non-violence, tolerance and compassion and, through uplifting and challenging verses, an original depiction of the training needed to live a compassionate life for the well-being of the world. This is a hardback edition of the popular translation of this classic by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton. It contains detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references. The introductions set Santideva's work in context and clearly explain its structure.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Windhorse Publications
Publication Date 1 Aug 2002
ISBN 9781899579495
Number of Pages 320

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